Edinson Cavani set to play in Europa Conference League next season as ex-Man Utd star closes in on free transfer


EDINSON CAVANI looks set to play in the Europa Conference League next season as he nears a transfer to Villarreal.

Cavani, 35, left Manchester United earlier in the summer when his contract with the club expired.

Cavani has 133 caps for national side Uruguay


Cavani has 133 caps for national side UruguayCredit: Getty

And now his next move looks set to be to join Spanish side Villarreal, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Two seasons ago under ex-Arsenal boss Unai Emery Villarreal beat Manchester United in the Europa League final to earn a spot in the Champions League.

The Yellow Submarine then upset the odds to make it all the way to the Champions League semi-finals, where they were ultimately bested by beaten finalists Liverpool.

Cavani has reportedly signed a pre-agreement with the club for his signature.

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The arrival of ‘El Matador’ would provide the club with cover in the event of injuries to or transfers for the likes of West Ham-linked Arnaut Danjuma.

Backup striker Paco Alcacer could also be free to pursue a move elsewhere with Cavani’s expected arrival.

Cavani joined Man United in 2020 after a seven-year spell with Paris Saint-Germain – a spell which saw him become the club’s top goalscorer.

His time at United was ultimately plagued by persistent injuries but he still managed 19 goals and seven assists in 59 appearances for The Red Devils.


Cavani was one of a number of players who were allowed to leave the club this summer upon the expiry of their contracts.

These departures included the likes of Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba, who has confirmed a return to his old stomping ground Juventus.


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